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Patterns & Books

Patterns & Books

Need inspiration for your next project and some guidance about what design you should use.

Then have a browse through our range of pattern books which will help you to choose what your next project will be.

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  •   McCalls M7065 18" Doll Clothes

    McCalls M7065 18" Doll Clothes

    Dress A,B has contrast bodice, yoke, sleeves and lined bodice. Dress B has contrast overlay. Cape C is lined and has hook and eye closure. Shoes D, Boots E are lined.

    Reg: $19.50

    VIP: $5.00

  •   McCalls M4948 Girls' & Misses' Costumes

    McCalls M4948 Girls' & Misses' Costumes

    Below mid-knee or full length dress has self lined, fitted bodice, flared skirt and back zipper. A,B: attached front bib and short sleeves with bands. A: contrast bodice. B: contrast bib and apron with ribbon waistband and tie ends. C,D,E: contrast long two-pieces sleeves and overskirts. E: contrast...

    Reg: $17.99

    VIP: $5.00

  •   Burda 9433 Boy's Evening Wear

    Burda 9433 Boy's Evening Wear

    Dressed-up like dad: jacket with lapels, flap pockets and small welt pocket for the pochette. Classic trousers with crease, slant pockets and bum pocket. Festive vest with lined back and bar tack....

    Reg: $14.95

    VIP: $5.00

  •   Burda 9421 Baby Nests

    Burda 9421 Baby Nests

    Three soft and cozy baby nests, padded with voluminous vylene. Swaddling blankets with hood and wide opening, with Velcro tape closure. Variant A with ornamental bow...

    Reg: $14.95

    VIP: $5.00

  •   Burda 9755 Girl's Dress & Jacket

    Burda 9755 Girl's Dress & Jacket

    Country style dress, A sleeveless, B with puff sleeves can also be worn as a dirndl with apron C. Jacket D for colder weather....

    Reg: $14.95

    VIP: $5.00

  •   Burda 7976 Men's Historical Dress

    Burda 7976 Men's Historical Dress

    Model A: Slit tunic with crest, cape and hood. Model B: Short tunic with collar and ruffled sleeves with cuffs....

    Reg: $16.50

    VIP: $5.00

  •   Butterick B5627 Misses' Fitting Shell

    Butterick B5627 Misses' Fitting Shell

    Butterick B5627 Misses' Fitting Shell has Dress A, B, below mid-knee, have fitted bodice, straight skirt, back zipper and slit, long sleeves. B is the semi-fitted bodice.

    Reg: $19.50

    VIP: $5.00

  • The Essential A-Line Skirt Book

    The Essential A-Line Skirt Book

    Find infinite creativity and inspiration in one simple pattern - 17 fashionable A-line skirts are just a stitch away!�Guaranteed to flatter any figure, the featured pattern can be adapted to fit sizes 0 to 2x. Simple construction and a no-waistband silhouette make it a cinch to sew a skirt in an aft...

    Reg: $26.95

  • Gertie New Book For Better Sewing

    Gertie New Book For Better Sewing

    Gretchen "Gertie" Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress, a sought-after sewing teacher, and the creator of one of the web's most popular sewing blogs: Gerties New Blog for Better Sewing. The blog began as a way for readers to follow Hirschs progress as she stitched all 14 fashions from the iconic 1...

    Reg: $29.99

  • Practical Quide To Patchwork

    Practical Quide To Patchwork

    12 quilt projects for beginners, confident beginners and intermediates. Explore different options for each project-make it with just two colours or scrappy, make it vintage or mod, make it soft or playful. Alternate colourways included with each project show you how swapping out fabrics can change t...

    Reg: $24.95

  • Quilts Made Modern

    Quilts Made Modern

    Multiple sizes, alternative colourways and design tips are included for all 10 project quilts. Patterns range from "quick and easy" to "involved but inspiring". Learn about colour theory, fabric selection, and elements of design. Build your skills with step-by-step instruction and tips on piecing, h...

    Reg: $29.95

  • Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee

    Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee

    From the creators of popular blog, Let go of the rules with 12 fun, funky and improvisational projects. The fundamental techniques are outlined-from fabric selection to quilt tops to binding.

    Reg: $24.95

  • A Month Of Sundays

    A Month Of Sundays

    Learn a novel approach to quilting using low-volume fabrics (white or light-based fabrics with colours and/or graphics that do not overwhelm. Featuring 16 family-friendly projects including quilts, bags, bags, pennants and so much more. Scrap-friendly and perfect for all skill levels.

    Reg: $22.95

  • Modern Holiday

    Modern Holiday

    Dress up your home in something fresh for the holidays! These quilts and holiday decorations from designer/blogger Amanda Murphy take Christmas in a bright new direction that updates the traditional reds and greens with blues, pinks and whites. 18 festive projects include 9 quilts and 9 home decorat...

    Reg: $22.95

  • Growing Up Modern

    Growing Up Modern

    16 one-of-a-kind quilt projects to make for babies and kids. Almost all the patterns offer sizing for baby quilts and 7 of the patterns easily adapt to fit sizes baby, crib, and twin. Also includes instructions for a pillow and quillow.

    Reg: $22.95

  • Making Quilts

    Making Quilts

    21 inspiring projects from expert quilter, Kathy Doughty, of the popular Australian shop Material Obsession. Learn how to make good decisions relating to colour value and contrast for balanced impact.

    Reg: $24.95

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Can I purchase patterns and pattern books at Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Spotlight offers a wide range of paper patterns for all types of sewing projects including clothing for men, women and kids, as well as baby and toddler patterns, and special patterns for pets (clothing, toys and baskets), soft toys, play items and fancy-dress costumes. You can also find pattern books in the range for sewing projects including dressmaking and quilting, and many home projects.

What is included in dressmaking patterns?

Contents of patterns can vary depending on the item, but usually you will receive a number of sheets of thin tracing paper with all the necessary pieces of the pattern marked out on them, as well as advice on the amount and type of fabric needed for the garment, any extras or accessories needed (for instance buttons, zips, interfacing fabric, etc.) and step-by-step instructions on how to cut, pin and sew the item you have chosen.

Is it easy to use a paper pattern?

That depends a bit on the pattern you have chosen. If you are new to sewing or dressmaking, you may want to start with something relatively simple such as an A-line skirt or a sleeveless top to get familiar with the process. It is important to always cut all pieces of your pattern along the same colour or type of line, as there are usually several sizes provided on the same pattern. Other tricks include making sure you have the pieces laid out in the right direction – especially important with patterned fabrics – and that you cut pieces out as many times as stated on the pattern. Often, patterns will contain helpful diagrams that show you how to place the pattern pieces on the fabric for best results.

What else is included in the range of patterns and books?

If you love vintage clothing, you should check out the fabulous vintage dressmaking pattern books available here at Spotlight. With great illustrations and clear instructions, you will be able to create stylish cocktail dresses, petticoat skirts and elegant evening wear.

Does Spotlight offer homeware patterns too?

Yes, you will be amazed at the variety of patterns on offer, ranging from a simple cushion cover to intricate roman blinds and other window treatments, as well as many useful storage items, play sets for kids, and great everyday items such as cushion covers, placemats, kitchen aprons and more. Also included are patterns for Christmas decorations, and lots of cute baby essentials including bedding, window treatments and storage items.

What else do I need to know about this range?

As well as many standard clothing patterns for babies, toddlers, kids, men and women, the Spotlight pattern collections also includes plus-size patterns, petite patterns and maternity wear patterns, and many patterns for special clothing such as workwear, theatre and fancy-dress costumes and more. Craft patterns are also included, from laptop bags to stuffed toys and doll’s outfits.

Remember that Spotlight also stocks all your sewing essentials and a huge range of colourful fabrics for all types of sewing projects including dressmaking, interiors, crafts and more.

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